FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Contact: [email protected]
Gearing up for 2022, When We All Vote to launch the #BacktotheBallotBox Week of Action with a rally focused getting voters registered, ready to vote, and in the fight for voting rights
(Washington, DC): On Thursday, September 23rd, When We All Vote will host the #BacktotheBallotBox Kickoff Rally, featuring remarks from When We All Vote Co-Chairs Michelle Obama and Chris Paul, Ambassador Regina Hall, Atlanta Dream player Elizabeth Williams and more. The virtual rally will launch When We All Vote’s National Voter Registration Week of Action, which will mobilize volunteers and current and future voters to head back to the ballot box this fall and in 2022.
During the #BacktotheBallotBox rally, When We All Vote will train thousands of volunteers to help register their communities to vote, and provide them with the tools and information they need to join the fight for voting rights.
WHAT: #BacktotheBallotBox Kickoff Rally to Mobilize Volunteers and Current and Future Voters to Head Back to the Ballot Box this Fall and in 2022
- Michelle Obama, When We All Vote Co-Chair
- Chris Paul, When We All Vote Co-Chair, Olympian and NBA All-Star
- Stephanie L. Young, When We All Vote Executive Director
- Regina Hall, When We All Vote Ambassador and Award-winning actress
- Elizabeth Williams, WNBA Player, Center/Forward with the Atlanta Dream
- Fernanda Maldonado, MOVE Texas Field Director
WHEN: Thursday, September 23rd at 8 p.m. ET
WHERE: Interested reporters should email [email protected] to RSVP.
In 2020, 160 million Americans cast their ballots—shattering voter turnout records and making history. Now, in 2021, voter suppression tactics have advanced with more than 500 proposed voter suppression bills in states across the country. These harmful voter suppression tactics will negatively impact Americans’ freedom to vote, especially Black, Brown and young voters, and voters with disabilities. To combat these efforts, When We All Vote’s #BacktotheBallotBox Week of Action will host daily activations to deploy voters in the fight for the right to vote. Learn more here.
ABOUT When We All Vote:
When We All Vote is a leading national, nonpartisan initiative is on a mission to change the culture around voting and to increase participation in each and every election by helping to close the race and age gap. Created by Michelle Obama, When We All Vote brings together individuals, institutions, brands, and organizations to register new voters across the country and advance civic education for the entire family and voters of every age to build an informed and engaged electorate for today and generations to come. We empower our supporters and volunteers to take action through voting, advocating for their rights, and holding their elected officials accountable.
In 2020, When We All Vote ran a robust, multifaceted campaign and reached more than 100 million people to educate them about the voting process and get them registered and ready to vote. The initiative also led in voter education, registration, and volunteer engagement and as a result, 512,000 people started or completed the voter registration process, and nearly 500 media, corporate, and nonprofit partners joined its efforts.
Michelle Obama launched When We All Vote in 2018 and is joined by fellow Co-Chairs Tom Hanks, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Janelle Monáe, Chris Paul, Faith Hill, Selena Gomez, Liza Koshy, Megan Rapinoe, Shonda Rhimes, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kerry Washington, and Rita Wilson.
When We All Vote is a key initiative within Civic Nation, a 501(c)(3) organization, and works with Civic Nation Action, a 501(c)(4). These organizations are homes for changemakers who inspire, educate, and activate people around the issues that will define this generation.
ABOUT Civic Nation:
Civic Nation is a nonpartisan, nonprofit home for changemakers who inspire, educate, and activate people around the issues that will define this generation. Civic Nation empowers and educates individuals, companies, institutions and organizations to drive culture, systems and policy change, working towards a more inclusive and equitable America. Six initiatives are a part of the Civic Nation family: When We All Vote, United State of Women, ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, End Rape On Campus, It’s On Us and Made to Save.